About Van

Please allow me tell you a little bit about myself and my passion for America.  My story consists of three components: growing up, working life, and serving others. 

My name is Clair Van Steenwyk. I grew up in Bellflower, CA, with loving parents who saw to it we attended Church and Sunday School every Sunday, and, of course, the normal stuff: school, 3-week summer vacations in Iowa, visiting family, cruising in my ‘55 Chevy . . . My Father believed if you wanted spending money you earned it.  As I began working after school and summers at 9, this gave me the incentive to start my own businesses and manage others.  Being raised this way was normal then, it’s never too early to teach children responsibility.

I’ve been active in politics since President Eisenhower’s Re-Election Campaign in 1956, also at the age of 9. My wife Jean and I have served as PCs (Precinct Committeemen), State Committeemen and Delegates to State Conventions. We have also Hosted Candidate Forums, Rallies, Fundraisers and Political Events using my Radio Show.

I was a Successful Businessman/Entrepreneur and worked in the Food Industry from the 1970s, retiring as an Executive in 2001. Jean and I also operated a Christian outreach on L.A.’s skid row, Hollywood Blvd., Outreach to a Village in Mexico, and a Christian Halfway House in Bellflower, CA. I also built a Property Management Co., Store Front and Online Antique Business, Distribution & Marketing Co. and a Communications Co.

In 2004, I began hosting a Political Talk Radio Program called “Crossroads with Van,” starting in L.A., then ID, FL and Phoenix, doing Political Talk Radio from a Christian Perspective; these programs were simulcast around the world via Internet. My broadcast expertise is in interviewing politicians, candidates and others, on Issues, Policies and their Votes vs. the promises made—and usually broken. I retired from Radio in 2014.

I’ve been asked to run for office since the 80’s, however believed that my Businesses, Christian Outreach—plus political activity—were “enough.” Jean and I observe that the Rhetoric of most running or serving doesn’t fit their Records. So, after discussing with others and prayer, we made the decision to run for office rather than just helping others and doing interviews, etc. We decided to come out of retirement to be a Christian Constitutional Conservative Republican Candidate, knowing that compromising the Constitution and Our Freedom isn’t acceptable! We need to negotiate on spending bills and programs—not just compromise/surrender to the GOP Establishment—but never negotiate Our Rights away, nor limit them!

This 2016 Election Cycle is Critical for the Nation as to whether we sink deeper into a Socialistic Nation or Restore It to our True Republic form of Government. We are a Constitutional Representative Republic based on Judeo-Christian principles, yet are being dictated to by a federal government that seemingly ignores the Constitution at every turn. I measure our Constitution against the laws Congress continues passing having no Constitutional authority behind them, as they flagrantly violate their Oaths!

The solution to the nation’s problems is to bring the Federal Government into Compliance with the U.S. Constitution.

We thank you for taking the time to read this statement and hope you’ll join us in our goal, as well as sharing it with your Friends—and others, as well.

God Bless You All;


To request Mr. Van Steenwyk to speak with your groups please contact on-site: www.clairspoliticalcrossroads.com using Contact Button, or, email: crossroadswithvan@gmail.com

Red Skeleton’s Pledge of Allegiance; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZBTyTWOZCMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZBTyTWOZCM,

Take a Read of this as well:
America’s Creed

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people; whose powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in the republic, a sovereign Nation of many States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag and to defend it against all enemies. –Written 1917. Accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918, this is one of the reasons I continue to try to restore our Nation to the Republic it once was.

Clair speaking at AZ Legislature Committee Meetings

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